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Will drive it until death ... me, not the Dodge ;)
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By the Reece's
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1998 Dodge Durango SLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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Fuel mileage is what you'd expect out of an SUV - but still better than our conversion van and pickup. The driver's seat is electronically adjustable and IMO the most comfortable seat in it. We have 8 children, and are daily lifting, folding, readjusting the seats - and it still performs like a beast. West Virginia treacherous mountains, muddy rut filled roads and deep snows - never a problem...except sometimes my driving LOL LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Durango. It's body will never go out of style. Like any vehicle, there will be maintenance. Old things wear out, and have to be tended to or occasionally replaced. I plant to drive this thing until death - mine, not hers. I'm convinced she will live forever.


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Adored this car
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By AEpixie7
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1998 Dodge Durango 4dr SUV 4WD


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My parents purchased this car when I was in middle school, and passed it down to me as my first car. We live in an area of heavy snow at times, and I swear this car has gotten me through 2 to 3 foot snow drifts without a problem. It now has 210,000 miles on it, has been in 2 wrecks, but it still runs EXTREMELY well. Very reliable and great in extreme weather. I will sincerely miss it when the time comes.


Best Features

High ground clearance in the snow, great on wet or dirt roads, reliable, and very stylish, compared to other SUVs. Also, great interior options and sound system.


Worst Features

Obviously, with any large SUV, fuel economy is a problem. However, a lot of large SUVs these days require premium, and the Durango has always run well on midgrade.


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Ball joint blues
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By Ball joint blues
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1998 Dodge Durango 4dr SUV 4WD


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I bought my Durango used, had it checked out by my mechanic and then took it on a long trip. (OK, I know, that was dumb). When I went to get the alignment done, they said they couldn't do it because of bad ball joints. It was covered under warranty AND so was the next set 10K miles later. Last summer I had to replace the ball joints again. It has a nice inside but my power windows gave out around 130k miles. I drove it to 202K miles and the 4WD has gone out. I kept very good maintenance on it but stuff has just starting going. The front bumper is rusting.


Best Features

How the seats fold down. This was huge in 1998. The leather seats are comfortable but it is LOUD inside.


Worst Features

Ball joints. Gas mileage.


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Me and my Durango
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By Gigi
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1998 Dodge Durango SLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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I was the first owner and with a little help on the gas mileage, I would never give it up. Body still good, interior quality was very good after all the years and the people no real wear and tear to speak of. Drives like a car and makes me feel safe. Stereo needs to be changed but...


Best Features

Just the whole car. I really love it.


Worst Features

Mileage. Oh and I do have a bit of an issue with the wall mirrors:)


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My Best Vehicle
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By janbon
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1998 Dodge Durango SLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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I've been driving my Durango for 7 years, longer than any other vehicle I've ever owned, and I plan to drive it for a long time to come. I am getting ready to have the trans rebuilt, it's been messing up some for a couple of years, and with 154k miles, I can see why it would. But it hasn't broken down on me because of it. I love this vehicle. I do wish the gas mileage was better, but with the performance and reliability and comfort, etc, the mileage has been tolerable. This has been my favorite rig.


Best Features

Love the body style, color, comfort, gets up and goes, handles well.


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